Polymerization of polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane (POSS) with perfluoro-monomers and a kinetic study

Jinmeng Hao, Yanfeng Wei, Bo Chen, Jianxin Mu*

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The polymerization of diphenol polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane (2OH-DDSQ) with a series of perfluoro-monomers including decafluorobiphenyl, decaflurobenzophenone and decafluorodiphenyl sulfone was studied to obtain the optimized reaction for the preparation of POSS-containing fluorinated poly(arylene ether)s. The kinetic behavior of the polymerizations was studied. All the reactants show high reactivity even at a low temperature (30 °C in DMAc). Results show that the polymerization rate increases with the increasing polarity of the perfluoro-monomers and the polymerization of 2OH-DDSQ with decafluorodiphenyl sulfone exhibits the highest rate constant at low temperatures of 30 °C, 40 °C and 45 °C. All of the reaction systems were slightly influenced by the reaction temperature due to the low activation energy. The thermal properties of the polymers were also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10700-10706
Number of pages7
JournalRSC advances
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


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